Caring Heart, Open Arms, Childcare Ministry - Hobart IN Unlicensed Registered Ministry

3440 West 61st Avenue, Hobart IN 46342
(219) 942-0839
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Caring Heart, Open Arms Childcare and Development Ministry’s purpose is to meet the developmental needs of children physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We embrace best practices in child development which states that children learn best through play and that play is children’s work. We believe that hands-on learning creates an environment that helps children to enjoy the learning process and sets the stage for life-long learning. We respect the fact that the parents or care givers are the child's first and most important teachers.

Additional Information: PTQ Level 3;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: RM-99069-A
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • District Office: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Bureau of Child Care
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-511-1144 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Type/Date Action needed to correct issue Date Resolved
Ill Children. Ill children shall be kept separate from others and all surfaces and items with which a sick child has come in contact with shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Individual belongings shall be kept separate 2018-01-23
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-6(c)
Coats touching in the 3/4's room
immersion for at least one (1) minute in clean water which is at a temperature of at least 75 F. and which contains an approved sanitizing agent at an effective concentration. Cleaned and sanitized equipment and utensils shall always be air dried, never towel dried. An alternative to dishwashing is the use of sturdy, all disposable, single-service articles and utensils. Reuse of single-service articles and utensils is prohibited. All permanent ware infant feeding bottles and reusable nipples provided by the facility shall be washed and sanitized by the facility after each use as follows: Prewash in hot detergent water in a nonhandwashing sink; scrub bottles and nipples inside and out with bottle and nipple brush; squeeze water through nipple hole during washing; and rinse well with clean, hot water. Boil in clear water bottles for five (5) minutes; nipples and caps, collars, and tongs for three (3) minutes; and air dry. Store each item separately in clean, covered, labeled container 2018-01-23
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(e)(2)
Bottle not labeled with name, date and time made.
All interior surfaces, equipment, materials, furnishings, and objects with which children will come in contact shall be well maintained, in a clean and sanitary condition, and of nontoxic durable construction 2018-01-22
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(1)
exterior paint in reach of children in the 2's room.
CCDF Inspection
Each childcare provider has provided evidence that they have not been named in the State Central Registry IC31-33-18. 2018-01-23
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-3.5-4.1
Each childcare provider has provided evidence that they have not been named in the State Central Registry IC31-33-18.
Hand cleaning and drying procedure 2018-01-22
Type of correction needed: 410 IAC 7-24-128
Staff in kitchen while food is being cooked and they did not have a hair net on
CCDF Inspection
Twelve (12) hours of continuing education approved by the division 2018-01-29
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-3.5-8(b)(4)
Unless the provider is a parent, stepparent, quardian, custodian, or other relative to each child in the care of the provider, the individual annually must recieve at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education approved by the division and related to the age appropriate education development, care, and safety of children.
Handwashing. Adults and children shall wash their hands after using the toilet and before eating 2018-02-04
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-6(b)
Water temperature in the 3/4's room only reaching 98.6 degrees. Should be between 100-120 degrees
The parent or guardian of a child shall, when the child is enrolled in a child care ministry, provide the child care ministry with proof that the child has received the required immunizations against the following: Whooping cough 2018-01-31
Type of correction needed: IC 12-17.2-6-11(a)(2)
One child missing up to date immunizations
Storage. Containers and packages of food, cleaned and sanitized utensils, equipment, and single-service articles shall be stored at least six (6) inches above the floor in a clean, dry location in such a way that protects them from contamination, cleaning compounds, and toxic or hazardous materials. This does not apply to cased food packaged in waterproof containers 2018-01-22
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-5(f)
Not all food has been labeled with date open.
All restrooms shall be equipped with flush toilets and handwashing sinks and shall be ventilated to the outside. An adequate supply of water, under pressure, shall be provided at all handwashing sinks, as well as soap and disposable paper towels in dispensers. Toilet paper in dispensers shall be located at each toilet 2018-01-22
Type of correction needed: 470 IAC 3-4.5-4(2)
No toliet paper avaiable on dispenser in the 3/4's room

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Julie Ward Dec 04, 2018
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

My son has been attending Caring Heart child care for almost 3 months and I am thrilled. The teachers and care givers all have beautiful hearts and a sincere love of children. I have no doubt that my son is in safe and loving arms.

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